Engendering Industries

About the program

    Strengthening Organizations in Male-Dominated Industries through Gender Equality Initiatives

    Expanding women’s participation in male-dominated sectors leads to tangible economic empowerment outcomes for women, such as formal employment opportunities and higher income. Increased gender equality also improves an organization’s business performance, helping companies meet their bottom-line by enhancing employee satisfaction, reducing turnover, and driving productivity. Well-functioning organizations are also vital in supporting stronger and more resilient economies.

    Our Program

    • Workforce Gender Equality Accelerated Program

      The Engendering Industries Workforce Gender Equality Accelerated Program is a virtual intensive leadership program that develops the skills and tools needed to increase gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. Learn about the program

    • Best Practices Framework

      This framework provides the practical resources organizations need to increase gender equality across their operations and corporate structure. Download the Guide

    Our Approach

    1. Conduct Groundbreaking Research on Gender Disparity in Male-Dominated Industries
    2. Partner with Organizations to Increase Gender Equality, Create Leadership Opportunities and Develop Talent
    3. Reform the Human Resources Life Cycle to Solidify Long-term Organizational Change

    As a result of Engendering Industries’ innovative approach, partner organizations have significantly expanded their talent pools for recruitment and diversified their organizations.


    • Featured Story

      Ask The Expert: Hayley Samu

      Hayley Samu, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Principal, shares Engendering Industries best practices in using survivor-centered approaches to prevent and address workplace sexual harassment and other forms of GBV. Read the story

    • Featured Story

      Developing a Workplace Sexual Harassment Policy

      This case study shares lessons from Engendering Industries’ partner, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, in Nigeria. Read the story

    • Featured Story

      Where are the Women?

      USAID’s Engendering Industries supports partners to develop innovative communications, marketing campaigns, and events that normalize and increase the participation of women in male-dominated industries. Read the story

    Our Partners

    The strength of the Engendering Industries program is in its collaborative approach. USAID is proud to be adding new partners to our ongoing work with 41 organizations in 27 countries committed to overcoming gender inequality in male-dominated industries, and Georgetown University who is committed to helping build the next generation of leaders.